Think it’s time to step your career up a notch?
Are you bored of the same old job, day in, day out? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your job? It might be time for a change. That doesn’t always mean it’s time to hit the job search and hand in your notice. Might it be time to ask for a promotion?
Today on The Blue Glove Jobs blog, we look at how to ask for a promotion, and when is the best time to ask for a promotion!
Should you really ask for a promotion?
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. It really is that simple.
We understand, some people feel awkward asking for opportunities, especially from superiors. But asking shows that you’re keen. That you actively want to take the next step in your career and try your hand at something new. So while you might think it’s embarrassing, it can actually impress employers. If you don’t stick your head above the parapet, your employer might over look you.
Asking for a promotion is also a good idea because it may not be someone that you work with directly who is doing the hiring. If you ask your superior, they will be able to pass your details on to the person who is actually doing the recruiting. It’s a good way of getting your name out there!
When is the best time to ask for a promotion?
Believe it or not, the best time to ask for a promotion is during the summer months and the worst time to ask for a promotion is during the autumn months – September/October/November – according to Visier Analytics. This is a result of the financial cycle of many companies. Most companies review in the first quarter of the year and look to promote in the second quarter. Most financial budgets are done in quarters 3 & 4 so it’s best not to ask then.
What should I do if I ask for a promotion and don’t get it?
If you ask for a promotion and don’t get it, don’t worry. It’s a good thing to know that the summer months are the period in which you’re most likely to find a new job. Employees who are looking to leave jobs will often wait until the Spring bonuses have been shared out among employees. Then, they will leave their jobs. It’s a good time to begin searching for jobs during May, June & July. This is when most job openings will appear.